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(Deseret News)   Deseret News answers FARK's response to their original editorial on gun violence in films. Plays "it was an attempt to spur a discussion" card, declares moral victory   (deseretnews.com) divider line 121
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2013-01-08 01:58:01 PM  
Mormons haven't need guns since the Black Hawk War.
 
2013-01-08 02:11:06 PM  
They have a point in the fact that all of the polarized discussions in the world have yet to save one kid.
 
2013-01-08 02:12:00 PM  
Deseret News: Mormon owned, Mormon approved.
 
2013-01-08 02:27:20 PM  
The comments FTA are worth clicking the link alone!
 
2013-01-08 02:38:20 PM  
Fark.com is using a common debate tactic used to discredit the other side by taking your opponents position and pushing it to an extreme or exaggerated level.

Heh heh.
 
2013-01-08 02:39:59 PM  
So I'm guessing some people took apart their argument as bullshiat.
 
2013-01-08 02:48:38 PM  
Mormons are a cult of Protestantism which is a cult of Catholicism which is a cult of Judaism which is a cult of some really old caveman religions.

/ Have I left anyone out that needs to be offended?
 
2013-01-08 03:04:05 PM  

Elzar: Mormons are a cult of Protestantism which is a cult of Catholicism which is a cult of Judaism which is a cult of some really old caveman religions.

/ Have I left anyone out that needs to be offended?


The Irish.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-01-08 03:08:04 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Elzar: Mormons are a cult of Protestantism which is a cult of Catholicism which is a cult of Judaism which is a cult of some really old caveman religions.

/ Have I left anyone out that needs to be offended?

The Irish.


They're Catholic.  How about the Eskimos?
 
2013-01-08 03:24:51 PM  

Elzar: Mormons are a cult of Protestantism which is a cult of Catholicism which is a cult of Judaism which is a cult of some really old caveman religions.

/ Have I left anyone out that needs to be offended?


i would say "the atheists" but they're in a constant state of offense, so i think you have them covered.
 
2013-01-08 03:26:41 PM  
i feel like we're right on the verge of solving this gun violence problem, we probably only need four or five more fark threads discussing it.
 
2013-01-08 03:28:22 PM  
"fark.com logic"?
When did that creep in?
 
2013-01-08 03:29:40 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Fark.com is using a common debate tactic used to discredit the other side by taking your opponents position and pushing it to an extreme or exaggerated level.

Heh heh.


In philosophy we call that Reductio Ad Derpum.
 
2013-01-08 03:32:19 PM  

thomps: i feel like we're right on the verge of solving this gun violence problem, we probably only need four or five more fark threads discussing it.


You have to admit that they're far less nauseating than the plethora of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo threads that dotted this site last year...
 
2013-01-08 03:45:44 PM  
On that score, it seems we succeeded.

c'mon...our fark GOP shills troll better than this crap.  at least blame video games or something.  don't just scream 'I WON SO THERE" and run away into the night.  that's just plain stupid.
 
2013-01-08 04:04:39 PM  
One thing I have discovered on FARK is that you have to have a thick skin. Everyone and their grandmother will get offended.

/ On the flip side, no one is left out.
 
2013-01-08 04:05:16 PM  

thomps: i feel like we're right on the verge of solving this gun violence problem, we probably only need four or five more fark threads discussing it.


awesome
 
2013-01-08 04:07:49 PM  

Rockstone: One thing I have discovered on FARK is that you have to have a thick skin. Everyone and their grandmother will get offended.

/ On the flip side, no one is left out.


this offended me. i've been on skin-thinning medications for years now and have seen no relief.
 
2013-01-08 04:07:57 PM  

simplicimus: "fark.com logic"?
When did that creep in?


The Geek tab was briefly tainted with it in an incident that is best forgotten.
 
2013-01-08 04:08:02 PM  
Related articles at the bottom of the page:

Matthew Sanders: Reframing the debate on Hollywood's violent profits
When violent movies succeed at the box office: 5 things to know
Texas Chainsaw 3-D takes No.1 spot in movie box office, followed by equally violent Django Unchained
 
2013-01-08 04:08:55 PM  

thomps: i feel like we're right on the verge of solving this gun violence problem, we probably only need four or five more fark threads discussing it.


a day.  four or five threads a day.  for like...a month.  then we'll have the whole thing hammered out for sure.

yeah.  like...a month tops.  that'll do it.
 
2013-01-08 04:08:59 PM  
img198.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-08 04:09:23 PM  

vpb: Nadie_AZ: Elzar: Mormons are a cult of Protestantism which is a cult of Catholicism which is a cult of Judaism which is a cult of some really old caveman religions.

/ Have I left anyone out that needs to be offended?

The Irish.

They're Catholic.  How about the Eskimos?


They sleep in the nude.
 
2013-01-08 04:09:49 PM  

Apos: thomps: i feel like we're right on the verge of solving this gun violence problem, we probably only need four or five more fark threads discussing it.

You have to admit that they're far less nauseating than the plethora of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo threads that dotted this site last year...


All of it pales to Palinmania. Even now she gets a few links every month on the Politics tab.
Politics tab is full of trolling headlines and other skullduggery, but even that place doesn't deserve such spam.
 
2013-01-08 04:11:41 PM  
Deseret News, meet Washington Times. Washington Times, Deseret News.

Because both Moonies and Mormons are wacky.
 
2013-01-08 04:11:57 PM  
No magic underwear photo? I is disappoint.
 
2013-01-08 04:12:13 PM  
Since the Alex Jones thread is nowhere near as legendary as it should be, I'm sincerely hoping this thread fills the gap.

*grabs popcorn and eagerly waits*
 
2013-01-08 04:13:43 PM  

thomps: i feel like we're right on the verge of solving this gun violence problem, we probably only need four or five more fark threads discussing it.


Is there some way to tie guns and Benghazi together into one uber-sized fark thread? Maybe we could say that Ambassador Stevens was killed because he was going to tell the press about Obama's secret CIA training program for mass-shooting wack jobs?

Because I think that would be a fark thread better than a swimming pool full of maggots eating rotten meat.
 
2013-01-08 04:14:18 PM  
Hollywood Hypocrites

bluebirdofbitterness.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-08 04:14:21 PM  
FTA: "we all know that if we stopped killing each other in movies, then death would just take a holiday."

I remember reading that comment!
 
2013-01-08 04:16:46 PM  

The Larch: thomps: i feel like we're right on the verge of solving this gun violence problem, we probably only need four or five more fark threads discussing it.

Is there some way to tie guns and Benghazi together into one uber-sized fark thread? Maybe we could say that Ambassador Stevens was killed because he was going to tell the press about Obama's secret CIA training program for mass-shooting wack jobs?

Because I think that would be a fark thread better than a swimming pool full of maggots eating rotten meat.


Fark megathread checklist

-Benghazi
-Pro-gun/anti-gun
-Fast and Furious
-PONIES!
-Reality shows
-Obama(birth certificate)
-CIA program for mass shootings
-Special guest appearance by Alex Jones with support from Ric Romero

oh and what the hell throw all the stuff from Bush in there too.

We shall call it "The FARK Thunderdome"
 
2013-01-08 04:16:49 PM  
Fark.com is a big, monolithic beast with one definite opinion.
 
2013-01-08 04:17:02 PM  
as for our (so called) leadership in Washington DC...

www.politifake.org
 
2013-01-08 04:17:15 PM  
Well, if the Deseret News wanted to spark a rational discussion they should have known tha FARK is the last place they should come.
 
2013-01-08 04:18:22 PM  

utah dude: [img198.imageshack.us image 54x11]


Not bad. Needs a white salamander in the background, though.
 
2013-01-08 04:18:25 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Deseret News: Moron owned, Moron approved.


FTFY
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-01-08 04:19:54 PM  

Elzar: Mormons are a cult of Protestantism which is a cult of Catholicism which is a cult of Judaism which is a cult of some really old caveman religions.

/ Have I left anyone out that needs to be offended?


Well... to the motherfarkers biatching about Halloween each year, Christmas and Easter were both pagan festivals. That should confuse and enrage some shallow thinking people.
 
2013-01-08 04:19:59 PM  

Brick-House: as for our (so called) leadership in Washington DC...


so do you paste in bumper stickers now and just flee the scene?  or do you stick around and talk from time to time?  if yer just gonna post stupid pictures I'll put you on ignore now and move on with life.
 
2013-01-08 04:21:19 PM  
Don't believe me, ask this guy how guns can protect people from home invasions and other crimes.

blu.stb.s-msn.com

An Atlanta mom took matters into her own hands on Friday when confronting an intruder. The unidentified woman hid with her 9-year-old twins in a crawlspace as a man broke into her house and began rummaging through it. The alleged burglar, Paul Ali Slater, eventually found the family's hiding space, but not before finding himself staring down the barrel of a .38 revolver. The woman fired six shots, five of which hit Slater in the face and neck, but he managed to flee after the family ran to a neighbor's house.
 
2013-01-08 04:21:39 PM  
Fark.com, a humor-themed news aggregator website, labeled the piece "stupid" and derisively claimed that the Deseret News had taken the position that "we all know that if we stopped killing each other in movies, then death would just take a holiday."

You know, the extent of editorializing by actual paid employees of Fark is the choice of which headline to green. I'm not thinking they had a lot to choose from when it comes to an article from a Mormon website.

I don't think it's okay to classify headlines published here as being the opinion of the site any more than it is okay to classify a published "letter to the editor" as the opinion of a newspaper. Just because Fark chose to publish a 250-character limit description of the article doesn't mean they agree with the description, just that it would engender discussion, which is exactly what the linked article wanted to happen in the first place.
 
2013-01-08 04:24:51 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Fark.com is using a common debate tactic used to discredit the other side by taking your opponents position and pushing it to an extreme or exaggerated level.

Heh heh.


Does this mean Fark has rights, considering Fark can now take a common position?


/what is Fark's favorite position?
 
2013-01-08 04:25:36 PM  
I too wonder what Deseret's Fark handle is. They have learned their lessons well.
 
2013-01-08 04:25:36 PM  

Miss Stein: utah dude: [img198.imageshack.us image 54x11]

Not bad. Needs a white salamander in the background, though.


Should be blue not red.
 
2013-01-08 04:25:47 PM  

missiv: CapeFearCadaver: Fark.com is using a common debate tactic used to discredit the other side by taking your opponents position and pushing it to an extreme or exaggerated level.

Heh heh.

Does this mean Fark has rights, considering Fark can now take a common position?


/what is Fark's favorite position?


I'm always partial to a little reverse cowgirl. But really who doesn't like doggy style?
 
2013-01-08 04:27:41 PM  

Strategeryz0r: The Larch: thomps: i feel like we're right on the verge of solving this gun violence problem, we probably only need four or five more fark threads discussing it.

Is there some way to tie guns and Benghazi together into one uber-sized fark thread? Maybe we could say that Ambassador Stevens was killed because he was going to tell the press about Obama's secret CIA training program for mass-shooting wack jobs?

Because I think that would be a fark thread better than a swimming pool full of maggots eating rotten meat.

Fark megathread checklist

-Benghazi
-Pro-gun/anti-gun
-Fast and Furious
-PONIES!
-Reality shows
-Obama(birth certificate)
-CIA program for mass shootings
-Special guest appearance by Alex Jones with support from Ric Romero
-War On ChristmasTM

oh and what the hell throw all the stuff from Bush in there too.

We shall call it "The FARK Thunderdome"



Can't forget that. But otherwise.....

www.movievillains.com
 
2013-01-08 04:28:12 PM  
"Our editorial, then, was not a call for the repeal or even the modification of the First Amendment. And it was most certainly not a claim that if the Quentin Tarantinos of the world were silenced, then violence would go away. Instead, it was an attempt to spur a discussion on one component of a complex problem without a simple remedy."

Way to shift those goal posts
 
2013-01-08 04:30:33 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Elzar: Mormons are a cult of Protestantism which is a cult of Catholicism which is a cult of Judaism which is a cult of some really old caveman religions.

/ Have I left anyone out that needs to be offended?

The Irish.


Did they not suffer enough last night?
 
2013-01-08 04:31:25 PM  

simplicimus: "fark.com logic"?
When did that creep in?


Wasn't there a thread about logical fallacies recently, or was that phallac...phallic..Philis Diller?
 
2013-01-08 04:32:24 PM  
9/11/1857
Never forget.
 
2013-01-08 04:32:43 PM  
FTFA: "Our editorial, then, was not a call for the repeal or even the modification of the First Amendment."

Wait. What are we talking about?
 
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